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Mexico: Understanding the Drug War through the Impact of the Mérida Initiative and Judicial Reform
September 22, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Total Cost: $910 plus airfare
Total due: August 22, 2012
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: July 22, 2012
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The Mérida Initiative, aka Plan Mexico, was defined as a “new security cooperation initiative” between Mexico and the United States to combat drug trafficking and organized crime. While the stated goals are to “produce a safer and more secure hemisphere and prevent the spread of illicit drugs and transnational threats,” the reality of the initiative for the Mexican people tells a different story.

Participants in this delegation will:

  • Meet with policy analysts to learn more about the Mérida Initiative and its impact on human rights.
  • Hear stories from lawyers about the dangerous work they do to defend human rights in Mexico.

  • Hear from both opponents and supporters of judicial reform, one component of the Mérida Initiative.
  • Learn more about drug policies both in Mexico and internationally.
  • Learn about the structural causes of economic injustice in Mexico and its connections to the drug war.
  • Learn about alternative strategies that can better serve citizens in both the United States and Mexico.
  • Learn how to advocate for policy change in the United States.
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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Keri Zehm